Partner, Immigration Law Group PC
Stephen W Manning is an attorney in Portland, Oregon. He is a founding partner of Immigrant Law Group PC and the founder and director of the Innovation Law Lab, a non-profit that combines technology and litigation to create next generation activism against the mass incarceration of refugees and immigrants. He is an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School in Oregon. He is the recipient of the 2015 AILA Founders Award for the person who had the most impact on immigration policy, 2010 Jack Wasserman Memorial Award for Excellence in Immigration Litigation, the 2009 Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for Excellence in Advancing the Practice of Immigration Law, the 2008 Gerald R Robinson Award for Excellence in Immigration Litigation, a Bill & Ann Shepard Law Scholar and other awards and recognition. He is a former Commissioner for the City of Portland’s Human Rights Commission. He is the author of several amicus briefs, practice advisories, the author of Ending Artesia: The Artesia Report (Jan 2015) and was a presenter at the TEDxMtHood Conference on new ways to deploy legal strategies to protect refugees. He is a past chair of the AILA Amicus Committee and a past chair of the Oregon AILA chapter. He is a member of the AILA Board of Governors (2012-2015). He is a member of the Board of Directors of Health Bridges International, a nonprofit engaged in international capacity building in medical work; a former board member of Immigration Counseling Service, a nonprofit in Oregon; and the Northwest Speak Out Project, a nonprofit engaged in community based education on sexual minorities. He was a volunteer with the AILA-AIC Artesia Pro Bono Project and is a volunteer with the CARA Pro Bono Project. He is the author of a mystery novel, Broken Spanish Bones. He is an accomplished climber, open water swimmer, and ski mountaineer. He lives with his husband, James Wilson, in Portland, Oregon in a home they designed and built.